Quotes of the day

posted at 8:31 pm on January 5, 2013 by Allahpundit

In the first closed-door meeting of the Republican majority in the new Congress, newly reelected House Speaker John A. Boehner on Friday promised a robust fight with President Obama to cut spending in exchange for raising the nation’s debt limit.

The Ohio Republican doubled-down on his insistence that there must be at least a dollar-per-dollar match between spending reductions and continued borrowing.

“With the cliff behind us, the focus turns to spending,” Boehner said, according to a source in the room who requested anonymity to discuss the private meeting. “The president says he isn’t going to have a debate with us over the debt ceiling. He also says he’s not going to cut spending along with the debt limit hike.”

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Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) called for spending cuts and entitlement reform in the GOP weekly address on Saturday.

Camp, who chairs the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, said Democrats have not been wiling to put real spending cuts on the table in deficit-reduction negotiations, including the most recent talks to avoid the “fiscal cliff.”

“That position is irresponsible and fails to acknowledge what every family in America already knows – when you have no more money in your account and your credit cards are maxed out, then the spending must stop,” Camp said.

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[W]hat is Obama going to do when he reveals his budget next month? What is his position going into budget showdowns over the course of his second term? There’s still room for him to push for more taxes, but he has conceded setting the threshold for increased income taxes at $400,000 instead of $250,000. If he wants to avoid new tax increases on 98-99 percent of households, and has already raised $617 billion, there’s an upper limit to how much additional revenue he could propose. Maybe he can come up with another few hundred billion, or approach $800 billion, by getting rid of various deductions and loopholes in the tax code. But there isn’t much room beyond that. The few hundred billion in savings he could theoretically find by tweaking mandatory programs and health care in a way Democrats may be able to swallow would largely be offset by the stimulus spending he still wants to push. It’s harder to argue that intransigent Republicans are standing in the way of deficit reduction when most of his deficit reduction proposal has already been enacted.

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The truth of course is that it’s Congress that has incurred the debts, not the president. The only reason the president appears to be in the position of being the one seeking the increase is that any sitting administration (its Treasury Department) is the one that actually has to pay the bills. That’s a pretty sweet deal for Congress. They run up the bills, and then, when the president asks them for the money to pay off the bills that they incurred, they say no!

Obama, in my memory, never once pointed this out in 2011, but he has already done so this time around: “I will not have another debate with this Congress over whether or not they should pay the bills that they’ve already racked up through the laws that they passed,” he said on New Year’s night, after the House passed the cliff bill.

He needs to bang this home with an intensity like it’s October in a presidential campaign. First and foremost, he has to get the business world on his side, such that they’re willing at least privately to come down on the Republicans like a ton of bricks. In 2011, these titans had to hedge their positions because most of them were hoping a Republican president would be elected the next year. But Obama is in the captain’s chair for four more years. There’s no political point to such hedging now.

Second, he should use the State of the Union to drive home the absurdity of the situation, and the outrageousness of it. He needs to turn and face the assembled Republicans and say directly to them: “You fooled me once in 2011. I won’t get fooled again. No negotiating means no negotiating.”

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So there are the GOP’s choices:

1. Give Obama his way on the debt ceiling, in which case the USA accelerates towards becoming Greece and the GOP become pointless as a political party.
2. Fight but cave, as they have done so often, in which case the USA accelerates towards becoming Greece and the GOP become pointless as a political party.
3. Find a way to throw the steering window out of the window of their car.
4. Convince Obama that they really are crazy (like a fox).

In the long run, options 3 and 4 are not just brave politics but also good economic policy…

The last time we went through this exercise, I counseled the GOP not to play chicken with Obama. But when facts change, I change my opinions. It’s become clear that Obama and the Democrats cannot be trusted to cut spending. It’s become clear from what Obama and Schumer are saying that the Democrats are going to insist on turning the debt ceiling into a chicken game.

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For conservatives, all of this should come as a relief. With Mitt Romney’s defeat in November, most recognize that any big deals favoring their positions are impossible. Barack Obama is no Bill Clinton, and there is no hope of a grand center-right bargain with him, let alone the Democratic Senate. Obama, Boehner, and Reid are not going to cut a deal on entitlement reform in the way Clinton, Newt Gingrich, and Trent Lott made a deal on welfare reform in 1996. But to say that there will likely be no big breakthroughs means that the left can expect to be stultified as well.

The Beltway punditocracy will, of course, bemoan gridlock. But the blame is misdirected. Our system of government is designed to impede reforms not backed by a broad majority, and the country remains deeply divided. While most Americans agree that the status quo is unacceptable, there is no consensus on what to do about any major issue. Thus, for the next two years, we should expect Washington to accomplish little.

Unfortunately, all of this is a consequence of the last election. Conservatives had hoped to provide the public a clear contrast on the issues of spending, taxes, and economic growth, and that the electorate would come down definitively on one side or the other. The people declined to do that, and the result of their demurral will be at least two more years of stagnation.

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Democrats want more revenue so that the entitlement system doesn’t have to be reformed, while Republicans want to reform the entitlement system so that the government doesn’t have to take up more of the economy. This means that doing a good deal of each at the same time would not give both parties what they want—it would give both parties what they are trying to avoid.

A grand bargain with far higher taxes in return for a thoroughly transformed entitlement system would give each party the means it is after but at the cost of the end it is after. That would be a foolish bargain for both of them. They would rather do nothing, and so in fact they have done nearly nothing—reaching agreements to put off deadlines and avert self-inflicted pain but otherwise not changing the basic fiscal circumstances much. These tiny steps are worth taking, but they do not address the underlying problem. Since our deficits and debt grow larger in the meantime, there will always need to be another deadline set, and another crisis scheduled, but it is hard to see why those should turn out much differently, at least as long as either party has the electoral power to stop the other.

At some point, in other words, the fiscal question dividing the parties will be decided by voters. It will likely not happen in some dramatic fashion with one decisive election fought over the future of America, but in the normal and gradual course of our politics. It may even happen by accident—after an election fought mostly on other issues that gives one party or another enough control of the elected branches to advance its fiscal reforms. Until then, both parties will likely continue their defensive efforts, and seek whatever modest incremental steps are possible in an era of divided government.

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President Obama can make a better argument. Congress has given him an impossible task: to implement a large number of costly public projects with less money than those projects cost. If he cuts spending, then he violates constitutional norms that give Congress the power to determine spending. If he raises revenues by borrowing or trying to tax people, then he violates constitutionals norms that give Congress the power to borrow or tax. In the face of contradictory instructions from Congress, the president can’t avoid choosing—by virtue of his administrative role as collector and disburser of revenues, the president must do something. Where Congress fails to provide him with consistent instructions, he has the discretion to do what he believes is in the public interest. If the economy were to be on the point of collapse, he could cite emergency powers sanctified by tradition as his authority for borrowing beyond the debt ceiling on his own. But a less drastic argument is that the power to resolve conflicting congressional orders is inherent in the president’s administrative role. Indeed, presidents frequently face conflicting statutes as they govern, and they have long enjoyed a great deal of discretion in resolving them…

[F]or government to function, the dysfunctional institutions within it must give way. The president has spoken softly for long enough; now it is time for him to wield the big stick and raise the debt ceiling on his own.

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We still need to do more to put Americans back to work while also putting this country on a path to pay down its debt. And our economy can’t afford more protracted showdowns or manufactured crises along the way. Because even as our businesses created 2 million new jobs last year – including 168,000 new jobs last month – the messy brinksmanship in Congress made business owners more uncertain and consumers less confident…

And as I said earlier this week, one thing I will not compromise over is whether or not Congress should pay the tab for a bill they’ve already racked up. If Congress refuses to give the United States the ability to pay its bills on time, the consequences for the entire global economy could be catastrophic. The last time Congress threatened this course of action, our entire economy suffered for it. Our families and our businesses cannot afford that dangerous game again.

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“We blame politics — always [saying] Washington is all dysfunctional,” Brooks said. “They’re responding reasonably efficiently to what the American people want, which is to take the future’s money and spend it on ourselves. … So I do think it starts with the American people.”

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The sacrifices I make for you people.

SparkPlug on January 5, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Only leftards address people like sheeple, because they are such. Oh, commies do too.

Schadenfreude on January 5, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Toe tapping is easy.

Try toe typing. Itz haarg.

SparkPlug on January 5, 2013 at 11:39 PM

Woof woof… lol

NO!! I wanna see Axe in a kilt!!

Scrumpy on January 5, 2013 at 11:40 PM

I toe typed my first Bishop. But the excitement was ruined cause scrumpy wants Axe to go full kilt.

SparkPlug on January 5, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Ladies’ Night

KCB on January 5, 2013 at 11:42 PM

SparkPlug on January 5, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Uh oh… I so sorry :-(

Scrumpy on January 5, 2013 at 11:43 PM

Caw caw. Crow

Bang. Pistol Shrimp

SparkPlug on January 5, 2013 at 11:43 PM

SparkPlug on January 5, 2013 at 11:37 PM

LoLz..:)

Dire Straits on January 5, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Both parties are reaping what they have sown.

The Republicans have convinced Americans that we can cut taxes into eternity without reducing any benefits. After all not a single Repub President or a single Repub Congress has ever reduced benefits. They even campaigned in 2012 to ‘Protect Medicare from the evil Obamacare cuts.

The Democrats have convinced Americans that they can have a European style welfare state without paying European style taxes.

The ‘Bipartisan’ deals will end when folks stop lending them money. Because neither party has enough adults in it to level with the public.

Dawnsblood on January 5, 2013 at 11:44 PM

SparkPlug on January 5, 2013 at 11:43 PM

I don’t give a sh!t–Honey Badger

KCB on January 5, 2013 at 11:45 PM

ROAAAAAARRRR!!

Hear me I am woman!!

Scrumpy on January 5, 2013 at 11:45 PM

the pretenders

Schadenfreude on January 5, 2013 at 11:35 PM

sometimes i feel like we’re on the same chain gang http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK3uf5V0pDA

renalin on January 5, 2013 at 11:45 PM

BTW, just kidding…

KCB on January 5, 2013 at 11:46 PM

ROAAAAAARRRR!!

Hear me I am woman!!

Scrumpy on January 5, 2013 at 11:45 PM

ROAAAAAARRRR!!

lmao

Resist We Much on January 5, 2013 at 11:48 PM

Gladeing begins when Jackie shows up.

Schadenfreude on January 5, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Let’s keep this a secret, I’m trying to get a front row seat so she will pick me out of the crowd to frolick.

SparkPlug on January 5, 2013 at 11:48 PM

Let’s keep this a secret, I’m trying to get a front row seat so she will pick me out of the crowd to frolick.

SparkPlug on January 5, 2013 at 11:48 PM

Deal

Schadenfreude on January 5, 2013 at 11:49 PM

Schadenfreude on January 5, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Boehner is safe..:)

Dire Straits on January 5, 2013 at 11:49 PM

Ladies’ Night

KCB on January 5, 2013 at 11:49 PM

Resist We Much on January 5, 2013 at 10:53 PM

It’s also worth pointing out that the Reagan tax reform eliminated the preferential treatment of capital gains. Republicans need to push a big idea. This is mine: End employment taxes. End corporate income taxes. Tax income from labor and investment the same. Advertise it on the basis of fairness, simplicity and economic stimulus. It’s a big change, but we need to go big or go home at this point. Mincing changes are invisible to the voting population and don’t do enough good for enough people.

alwaysfiredup on January 5, 2013 at 11:49 PM

Let’s keep this a secret, I’m trying to get a front row seat so she will pick me out of the crowd to frolick.

SparkPlug on January 5, 2013 at 11:48 PM

lol…she does seem to save all those nymph’s for Axe!

Tim_CA on January 5, 2013 at 11:50 PM

Boehner is safe..:)

Dire Straits on January 5, 2013 at 11:49 PM

So are some rats

Schadenfreude on January 5, 2013 at 11:50 PM

Grunt snort. Michelle Obama

SparkPlug on January 5, 2013 at 11:50 PM

Resist We Much on January 5, 2013 at 11:48 PM

Thank you for finding the song!!

Scrumpy on January 5, 2013 at 11:51 PM

alwaysfiredup on January 5, 2013 at 11:49 PM

Are you including the unemployment tax??!!??..:)

Dire Straits on January 5, 2013 at 11:52 PM

NO!! I wanna see Axe in a kilt!!

Scrumpy on January 5, 2013 at 11:40 PM

That would, in fact, be something to see. Not the least reason being the amount of alcohol I would have consumed to get that far. :)

*sip*

I want to see resist in spiked boots. Does that make me a bad person?
Why yes. Yes it does.

I also want to see Twerp in a Barbershop hat, but for entirely different reasons.

I’d still like to see Bill Maher running from a warbot . . .

I’d like to see legislation pass and the principle Senator field a question, the answer to which is, “Well, they can’t have it. We can’t afford it, and it isn’t the federal government’s job to solve that problem anyway, so they can’t have it. Maybe they should look for solutions somewhere else.” The answer to the next question would be, “Please stop harassing us with your personal problems.”

This game is kinda fun. :)

Axe on January 5, 2013 at 11:52 PM

Axe on January 5, 2013 at 11:52 PM

Why yes, yes it is!!

Scrumpy on January 5, 2013 at 11:53 PM

Grunt snort. Michelle Obama

SparkPlug on January 5, 2013 at 11:50 PM

Spew.

Resist We Much on January 5, 2013 at 11:54 PM

lol…she does seem to save all those nymph’s for Axe!

Tim_CA on January 5, 2013 at 11:50 PM

He must be stopped. It’s his poems, those charming poems that she adores. We gotta stop that clever rhyming.

SparkPlug on January 5, 2013 at 11:54 PM

Axe on January 5, 2013 at 11:52 PM

Did you say anything after RWM in spiked boots? Maybe it’s my computer.

KCB on January 5, 2013 at 11:54 PM

2017 s/b interesting.

Schadenfreude on January 5, 2013 at 11:55 PM

I would like too see the entire country from helicopter on Purple day.

Axe on January 5, 2013 at 11:55 PM

Thank you for finding the song!!

Scrumpy on January 5, 2013 at 11:51 PM

Sorry that I could find the corny syrup bottle that went with it. :-)

Resist We Much on January 5, 2013 at 11:56 PM

*to

Axe on January 5, 2013 at 11:56 PM

Axe on January 5, 2013 at 11:52 PM

I could not drink enough Alcohol to get me in one..:)

Dire Straits on January 5, 2013 at 11:56 PM

Did you say anything after RWM in spiked boots? Maybe it’s my computer.

KCB on January 5, 2013 at 11:54 PM

lol — I did not.

PS: Learn to “bury.” :)

Axe on January 5, 2013 at 11:56 PM

Resist We Much on January 5, 2013 at 11:54 PM

OMG. Jaba the butt.

SparkPlug on January 5, 2013 at 11:57 PM

It’s also worth pointing out that the Reagan tax reform eliminated the preferential treatment of capital gains. Republicans need to push a big idea. This is mine: End employment taxes. End corporate income taxes. Tax income from labor and investment the same. Advertise it on the basis of fairness, simplicity and economic stimulus. It’s a big change, but we need to go big or go home at this point. Mincing changes are invisible to the voting population and don’t do enough good for enough people.

alwaysfiredup on January 5, 2013 at 11:49 PM

13% flat tax like Russia? Maybe, we can attract French taxpats.

Resist We Much on January 5, 2013 at 11:57 PM

Ladies’ Night

KCB on January 5, 2013 at 11:58 PM

OMG. Jaba the butt.

SparkPlug on January 5, 2013 at 11:57 PM

lol

Resist We Much on January 5, 2013 at 11:58 PM

Melnflebber Parangaricutirimicuaro the Mollusk!!

Scrumpy on January 5, 2013 at 11:58 PM

RWM, looks like you won the case.

Schadenfreude on January 5, 2013 at 11:58 PM

SparkPlug on January 5, 2013 at 11:54 PM

lol….surprised he has the time with all of that water-frolicking and nymph-bathing!

Poor guy’s probably exhausted.

(and chaffed)

Tim_CA on January 5, 2013 at 11:58 PM

Melnflebber Parangaricutirimicuaro the Mollusk!!

Scrumpy on January 5, 2013 at 11:58 PM

LOLing on the FLOOR

SparkPlug on January 6, 2013 at 12:01 AM

I could not drink enough Alcohol to get me in one..:)

Dire Straits on January 5, 2013 at 11:56 PM

You were probably OK until you said that. :) The Universe is sneaky and takes notes.

Axe on January 6, 2013 at 12:02 AM

My mollusk kicks butt!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9A-oxUMAy8

Scrumpy on January 6, 2013 at 12:02 AM

Scrumpy on January 6, 2013 at 12:02 AM

lol…you went all NatGeo on us!

Tim_CA on January 6, 2013 at 12:08 AM

13% flat tax like Russia? Maybe, we can attract French taxpats.

Resist We Much on January 5, 2013 at 11:57 PM

Moving in that direction, yes, but I don’t think people want a flat tax yet. I do think they’d trade corporate income tax for employment tax. It might involve a small overall rate increase or limiting some deductions in order to come out even, but the simplicity alone should be worth it.

alwaysfiredup on January 6, 2013 at 12:09 AM

. . . “The Dating Game/Unattractive People.”

. . . “CSI/Pet-napping Unit.”

. . . the “Wheel of Torture” game show, where endurance equals fabulous prizes.

. . . just one house supported entirely by helium balloons.

. . . SparkPlug supported entirely by helium balloons!

Axe on January 6, 2013 at 12:10 AM

Axe on January 6, 2013 at 12:02 AM

LoLz.. would not be caught dead in a kilt..:)

Dire Straits on January 6, 2013 at 12:11 AM

Toe tapping is easy.

Try toe typing. Itz haarg.

SparkPlug on January 5, 2013 at 11:39 PM

When I was a kid back in 1966, we got something in the mail–or mom picked it up somewhere. Anyway it was for donations to a girl/lady who had no arms and could only draw or paint with her feet. The artwork seemed quite good. I wonder if that was a scam? I tried to draw that way myself but only ended up with a charlie horse.

arnold ziffel on January 6, 2013 at 12:12 AM

. . . Jimmy Stewart swearing his ass off. :)

Axe on January 6, 2013 at 12:12 AM

Are you including the unemployment tax??!!??..:)

Dire Straits on January 5, 2013 at 11:52 PM

IDK. Do you mean federal income tax on unemployment benefits, or FICA taxes on employment income? If the latter then yes, I want to get rid of FICA and treat Medicare and SS as regular budget items paid for with regular revenues. Treating them otherwise is dishonest. I’d rather pay a 35% income tax rate than a 30% income tax rate and a 5% FICA tax rate. It’s just a name.

alwaysfiredup on January 6, 2013 at 12:12 AM

I tried to draw that way myself but only ended up with a charlie horse.

arnold ziffel on January 6, 2013 at 12:12 AM

Really? Did you really try?

Axe on January 6, 2013 at 12:14 AM

Toe tapping is easy.

SparkPlug on January 5, 2013 at 11:39 PM

Do you do it with a “wide stance”? lol

Resist We Much on January 6, 2013 at 12:15 AM

Axe on January 5, 2013 at 11:52 PM

I have a question sir. I sometimes forget my peeps. On another thread there is an “axeman”. Which one of you guys is the guitar afixinato and which one is a lumberjack?

arnold ziffel on January 6, 2013 at 12:16 AM

Treating them otherwise is dishonest. I’d rather pay a 35% income tax rate than a 30% income tax rate and a 5% FICA tax rate. It’s just a name.

alwaysfiredup on January 6, 2013 at 12:12 AM

Agreed. I’ve said this. If we can treat this pension for indigent persons (or whatever, and so on) for what it actually is, other significant and artificial problems go away as well. We stop having conversations about “means testing,” for one.

Axe on January 6, 2013 at 12:17 AM

Dire Straits on January 6, 2013 at 12:11 AM

I too find the sight of men in skirts somewhat disturbing…lol.

Here in L.A. however, it’s about as unusual as a sunny day.

Tim_CA on January 6, 2013 at 12:17 AM

Really? Did you really try?

Axe on January 6, 2013 at 12:14 AM

lol, I did, both feet. No charlie horse though. Went back to acting retarded and crossing my eyes. Mom said “if you keep it up they’ll stick that way.” Always had to see if she was BS’n. If she got too out of line though there were plenty of sidewalks with cracks in em.

arnold ziffel on January 6, 2013 at 12:20 AM

Give me a manly scot in a kilt every time and I’ll melt!!

Scrumpy on January 6, 2013 at 12:23 AM

And if you can’t be with the nymph you love honey
Love the nymph you’re with

-Sparky Stills

SparkPlug on January 6, 2013 at 12:23 AM

Oh just give me any man!! ;-)

Scrumpy on January 6, 2013 at 12:23 AM

Oh just give me any man!! ;-)

Scrumpy on January 6, 2013 at 12:23 AM

lol

Axe on January 6, 2013 at 12:24 AM

Do you do it with a “wide stance”? lol

Resist We Much on January 6, 2013 at 12:15 AM

ROTF. Good one.

Yup, only in men’s rooms.

SparkPlug on January 6, 2013 at 12:24 AM

lol, I did, both feet. No charlie horse though. Went back to acting retarded and crossing my eyes. Mom said “if you keep it up they’ll stick that way.” Always had to see if she was BS’n. If she got too out of line though there were plenty of sidewalks with cracks in em.

arnold ziffel on January 6, 2013 at 12:20 AM

:)

Axe on January 6, 2013 at 12:24 AM

Give me a manly scot in a kilt every time and I’ll melt!!

Scrumpy on January 6, 2013 at 12:23 AM

Contradiction

(lol)

Tim_CA on January 6, 2013 at 12:24 AM

Oh just give me any man!! ;-)

Scrumpy on January 6, 2013 at 12:23 AM

I’ll be right there. hehe.

*combs chest hair*

SparkPlug on January 6, 2013 at 12:25 AM

-Sparky Stills

SparkPlug on January 6, 2013 at 12:23 AM

lol

Tim_CA on January 6, 2013 at 12:25 AM

alwaysfiredup on January 6, 2013 at 12:12 AM

You would need to keep the unemployment insurance tax..That is way to valuable to the folks..:)

PS..Plus you would need to Grandfather in at some age that would not have to participate..:)

PSS..I like the idea of a flat tax..:)

Dire Straits on January 6, 2013 at 12:26 AM

Yup, only in men’s rooms.

SparkPlug on January 6, 2013 at 12:24 AM

So, how ya been, Larry?

Resist We Much on January 6, 2013 at 12:26 AM

Tim_CA on January 6, 2013 at 12:17 AM

LoLz..I hear you..:)

Dire Straits on January 6, 2013 at 12:27 AM

I have a question sir. I sometimes forget my peeps. On another thread there is an “axeman”. Which one of you guys is the guitar afixinato and which one is a lumberjack?

arnold ziffel on January 6, 2013 at 12:16 AM

I like Axeman. His philosophy is pretty sound. No relation, though. I’ve been accused of destroying more than one guitar. I like the idea of an actual axe, though. I’m not sure where his nick comes from . . .

Axe on January 6, 2013 at 12:27 AM

So, how ya been, Larry?

Resist We Much on January 6, 2013 at 12:26 AM

Well its hard to keep my shoes shiny with all the bathroom stall offers I’ve been getting.

SparkPlug on January 6, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Yup, only in men’s rooms.

SparkPlug on January 6, 2013 at 12:24 AM

So, how ya been, Larry?

Resist We Much on January 6, 2013 at 12:26 AM

lol — “Just a minute. I’m commenting on HA. Damn iPad thingy . . .”

Axe on January 6, 2013 at 12:30 AM

And now for the moment we’ve all been waiting for,

Magic * Ball says:

Jackie will be here in a jiff if you summon her.

I summon her.

SparkPlug on January 6, 2013 at 12:33 AM

RWM, congratulations on winning another case.

Schadenfreude on January 6, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Sophie, your emperor.

Schadenfreude on January 6, 2013 at 12:35 AM

Schadenfreude on January 6, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Glade RWM is on our side.

Opps I meant glad. Must have something on my mind.

SparkPlug on January 6, 2013 at 12:35 AM

SparkPlug on January 6, 2013 at 12:25 AM

You don’t shave????

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Scrumpy on January 6, 2013 at 12:35 AM

RWM, congratulations on winning another case.

Schadenfreude on January 6, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Thanks. It was the equivalent of winning a Rule 12(b)(6) motion. It didn’t even go to trial!

Resist We Much on January 6, 2013 at 12:35 AM

Sophie, your emperor.

Schadenfreude on January 6, 2013 at 12:35 AM

Muffin!!!

Resist We Much on January 6, 2013 at 12:36 AM

SparkPlug on January 6, 2013 at 12:35 AM

Indeed. I want HA to hire her. What a great editor she’d be!

Hoping never to need one, I also want her to be my lawyer in dire need.

Schadenfreude on January 6, 2013 at 12:36 AM

Jackie, Axe, Spark, 4Grace, Dire, et all this pertains to, here is a new term, forever more, like gulching:

Gladeing

Schadenfreude on January 5, 2013 at 10:50 PM

I love your new term, Schadenfreude. I’m honored to have you as a denizen of the glade. You are a charter member. :)

thatsafactjack on January 6, 2013 at 12:37 AM

Give me a manly scot in a kilt every time and I’ll melt!!

Scrumpy on January 6, 2013 at 12:23 AM

Hi Srumpy.

A couple years ago my wife bought a really nice one at a yard sale for $10—worth a couple hundred. Apparently was for a wedding. Anyway she told me to put it on and I would get a special treat. Well then I got real scared cause I don’t like trick stuff. She insisted and the only way I got out of it was to claim it was from the wrong clan, McMurtrey—mortal enemies of my clan McLoven.
In fact, here is a nice tune.

arnold ziffel on January 6, 2013 at 12:37 AM

Resist We Much on January 6, 2013 at 12:35 AM

Always delightful to watch.

Schadenfreude on January 6, 2013 at 12:37 AM

Well its hard to keep my shoes shiny with all the bathroom stall offers I’ve been getting.

SparkPlug on January 6, 2013 at 12:30 AM

It could be worse. They could be in Plato’s Retreat circa 1977.

The Blue Man Group would have NOTHING on your shoes under an ultraviolet light in that case. lmao

Resist We Much on January 6, 2013 at 12:38 AM

thatsafactjack on January 6, 2013 at 12:37 AM

Glad you approve. Wanted to add last night but didn’t want to disturb the idyl.

Schadenfreude on January 6, 2013 at 12:38 AM

You don’t shave????

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Scrumpy on January 6, 2013 at 12:35 AM

Now ask him about the hair on his back!

(lol)

Tim_CA on January 6, 2013 at 12:38 AM

SparkPlug on January 6, 2013 at 12:33 AM

^^—-I summoned the Moon Goddess

thatsafactjack on January 6, 2013 at 12:37 AM

^^—-She arrives

She is so wonderful to meeeee..

SparkPlug on January 6, 2013 at 12:39 AM

arnold ziffel on January 6, 2013 at 12:37 AM

You a Runrig fan too?

Scrumpy on January 6, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Schadenfreude on January 6, 2013 at 12:38 A

I wish you had ‘added’. Feel free to conjure and summon at will. It is, after all, an enchanted glade. :)

thatsafactjack on January 6, 2013 at 12:43 AM

Dire Straits on January 6, 2013 at 12:26 AM

Unemployment benefits should be funded the same way we fund worker’s compensation. The feds should not be involved at all.

alwaysfiredup on January 6, 2013 at 12:43 AM

SparkPlug on January 6, 2013 at 12:39 AM

Good evening, Spark. :)

thatsafactjack on January 6, 2013 at 12:44 AM

You a Runrig fan too?

Scrumpy on January 6, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Yes I is. Probably first heard of them here on HA. Often when someone has a youtube link, on the right is other interesting stuff—like girl fails 2011 2012.

arnold ziffel on January 6, 2013 at 12:44 AM

For Sophie

Schadenfreude on January 6, 2013 at 12:45 AM

thatsafactjack on January 6, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Like an apparition you have materialized out of the misty realm to enlighten us yet again. I see you white stallion has carried you swiftly over the moist terrain loaded with liting ferns.

SparkPlug on January 6, 2013 at 12:46 AM

lilting

SparkPlug on January 6, 2013 at 12:47 AM

Tim_CA on January 6, 2013 at 12:38 AM

Oh My say it ain’t so!!

He’s a Satyr!! All that prancing in the glades, and awaiting his Moon Goddess!

I see now lol ;-)

Scrumpy on January 6, 2013 at 12:47 AM

Now ask him about the hair on his back!

(lol)

Tim_CA on January 6, 2013 at 12:38 AM

lol

Spark has no back hair, not since ‘Nam. There was in incident during an interrogation involving a blender and a bundle of straw named Daphne.

He doesn’t like to talk about it.

Axe on January 6, 2013 at 12:48 AM

arnold ziffel on January 6, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Yeah I have posted a couple videos of theirs here…

Scrumpy on January 6, 2013 at 12:48 AM

Scrumpy on January 6, 2013 at 12:47 AM

Neither a Satyr, nor a Centaur, only enchanted. He’s a hunter fallen under the spell of the glade.

Good evening, Scrumpy, lovely and whimsical sprite! :)

thatsafactjack on January 6, 2013 at 12:49 AM

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